A Consequence of Children Having Children
No man has had more of an impact on an imperfect world than the perfect human being. The perfect human being’s every action, for those who believe in his perfection, are to be emulated as closely as possible so that they too will come as close to being perfect as the personification of perfection itself.
The perfect human being married a six year old child and had intercourse with her when she was nine (read Does Islam Encourage the Rape of Children?).
Where Islam is making the greatest advances is in Africa where we are now seeing an extraordinary increase in a condition called vesicovaginal fistula or VVF where the inflicted experience "the continuous involuntary discharge of urine into the vaginal vault."
In Nigeria's Islamist north, for example, according to Modern Ghana, a news and current event site, “thousands of underage child-wives are abandoned by their pedophile husbands when these little girls develop VVF and dribble urine - a complication of obstructed labour during underage child birth.”*
These child-mothers, and their female offspring when they, as children give birth to children and are also mutilated by giving birth before their time are largely all doomed to a short miserable existence and an ignominious death. This cannot be what the perfect human being intended.
My mother came to me while I was being swung on a swing between two branches and got me down. My nurse took over and wiped my face with some water and started leading me. When I was at the door she stopped so I could catch my breath. I was brought in while Muhammad was sitting on a bed in our house. My mother made me sit on his lap. The other men and women got up and left. The Prophet consummated his marriage with me in my house when I was nine years old. Neither a camel nor a sheep was slaughtered on behalf of me.
The fact that Aisha's wedding was not celebrated, the meaning of "Neither a camel nor a sheep was slaughtered on behalf of me" in the account by Tabari, may be an indication that God's Messenger was not proud of what he was about to do and did not want it to be an example for others. Or, that his people did not approve of their fifty-plus tribesman marrying and having sex with a child.
Whatever the reason, the perfect human being having sex with a child young enough to be his grand-daughter should not be an excuse for causing so much suffering.
Bernard Payeur May 7, 2010
* VVF can also result from a particularly violent rape.